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Restart the Arts^1st September – WAAPA’s Lunchtime Concert Series streamed from the Ballroom

WAAPA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is being presented as part of the Restart the Arts with Government House initiative

Starting Tuesday August 4th, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will launch a series of four lunchtime, live-streamed concerts, performed in the stunning acoustics of the Government House Ballroom.

Concerts will be live-streamed from WAAPA’s Facebook page, from 1pm – 1.40pm every Tuesday until September.

Tuesday, 1st September – WAAPA Gospel Choir


The final installment of the series features the amazing WAAPA Gospel Choir, formed at the beginning of 2015 by Music Director Matt Allen.

An audition-only ensemble, consisting of Bachelor of Music students from WAAPA’s Contemporary Music course, the choir is a fixture of the WA music community and have collaborated with the likes of Mama Kin Spender, Katie Steele and Perth Symphony Orchestra.

The WAAPA Gospel Choir has also recently recorded with hip hop giant Drapht and features on his latest album, ‘Seven Mirrors’, nominated for an Aria Award in 2016 and have also recorded with local rap legend Coin Banks. They’ve also worked with Gospel singing sensation Melonie Daniels-Walker from New York City, who has acted as vocal director and backing vocalist for stars such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson. One not to be missed!

Music Director: Matt Allen

When: Tuesday 1st September, 1pm – 1.40pm

How to watch: WAAPA’s Facebook page


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